House Tour: A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe

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    Crushing On Purple

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, interior designers Michael Violante and Paul Rochford are the owners of Violante & Rochford Interiors, a design company known for creating unique living environments. One of their most recent projects is a family home in a historic area of Santa Fe, filled to the brim with color, pattern, and a whimsical mix of styles. 

    "We want to help create a home that is unique to the individual. Not having a formula for any one project—each is a one of a kind place - specific to the tastes and needs of the people we often have the good fortune to not only call clients—but good friends."

    They accomplished all this and more in this chic home for a family of four, and one very large pup, bringing in a mix of family treasures, modern art and New Mexican pieces that celebrate Santa Fe style. And lots of color too, where rooms, like this living room, are awash in soft shades of purple, lilac and eggplant, breathing an air of fun into this sophisticated interior. 

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    Vintage Treasures

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    The decor of this home is a mix of periods, styles and locales, something that Violante & Rochford is known for. In the hallway, an antique chest sits beneath an abstract impressionist painting by New York artist, Emily Mason. The mix of the antique and contemporary has been seamlessly brought together by the designers, anchored by the clean lines and spacious environment of the interior. 

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    Modern Art

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    Art can inspire an entire room's color palette. In the dining room, another work by Emily Mason presents a striking field of colors. Accessories like the hot pink table lamp on the buffet reflect the magenta hue found in the artwork.  

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    A Stunning Dining Room

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    The dining room also includes a mix of styles. To celebrate the English heritage of one of the homeowner's, an English chandelier was installed over the dining table. The room's color story continues beyond the hot pink table lamp, to beige and pink plaid upholstery on the dining chairs. A fun and unexpected mix of color and pattern in the perfect space for entertaining. 

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    Family-Friendly Style

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    The interior is also home to two young girls, making the need for family-friendly design elements a must. The designers worked to ensure that the design was stylish, chic and sophisticated, yet casual enough for little one's to enjoy the space as well. 

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    Colorful Details

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    In this family room, bright shades of turquoise and green have been brought in to add a burst of color. The mix of playful shades and patterns adds a fun vibe to the space, with the colors repeated in the art on the wall. 

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    Pretty Patterns

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    A patterned mix has been seamlessly woven into the decor of this home. A range of ikat, striped and block print patterns can be discovered in the living areas as well as the bedrooms of the home. In the seating area by the kitchen, a side chair upholstered in a brown and beige ikat pattern makes a striking statement.  

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    A Sleek Designer Kitchen

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    The kitchen is home to a great mix of modern details. From the marble countertop, stone backsplash, and stainless steel stools, these pieces are perfect for accentuating the designer details in this Santa Fe new-build. 

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    Pops Of Red

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    To continue the home's vibrant color story, a pair of Risom Lounge Chairs have been used to add a bright pop of color with the red webbing.  

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    Cozy Seating Areas

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    The colorful seating area continues with a love seat punctuated by red cushions to complete the color story.  

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    A Refreshing Master Bedroom

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    The master bedroom has a refreshing artistic scene, perfect for a little rest and relaxation. Yellow paintings hung over the bed bring in shades that reflect Santa Fe's natural beauty. In the room's seating area, an impressionist painting provides a beautiful and serene backdrop. 

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    A Sweet Little Girl's Room

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    For the girls' rooms, the homeowners had one request—both of the daughters’ bedrooms had to be identical, including furniture, rugs, and window treatments, to cut down on any potential bickering. Each girl got to choose her own color palette to inject a bit of personality into the identical spaces. 

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    A Child's Room Filled With Pattern

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    A mix of patterns also helped to create some unique style in each girl's room, with each young lady getting a distinct pattern for her bedding.   

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    Color In The Guest Bedroom

    A Colorful Family Home In Santa Fe
    Wendy McEahern

    And the mix of color and pattern also continues in the home's guest bedroom. Block print bedding and a striped pillow with a riot hues are a great finishing touch in the space.